Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Book Review: BEGGING FOR IT by Lilah Pace

Genre: Dark Romance / Erotica
Publication Date: 2 September 2015

SYNOPSIS

Some secrets should only be shared in the dark.

Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they're taking are far more dangerous than they'd imagined.

A stalker is terrorizing the city, and one of Jonah’s ex-lovers names him as a potential suspect to the police. Standing by a man under suspicion could cost Vivienne everything. But when Jonah’s stepfather takes advantage of the scandal to seize control of the Marks family fortune, Vivienne is drawn into her lover’s broken family and twisted past. Only then will she learn how dark the truth really is...



REVIEW

3.5 STARS: ANTICIPATED RESOLUTION!

I was really looking forward to Vivienne and Jonah's last chapter, that's why I jumped into this book right away but I have to say it left me a little discouraged. Perhaps it was that I kept comparing it to the first book and how the element of surprise was such a big part in there but not as much in this one. That's not to say this book was completely predictable but the danger and kink in the story felt already too familiar and nothing else dragged my attention as much as in first book. However, I did enjoy how these characters' relationship become more romantic and feel-intense overall in this second installment, it sure gives them the anticipated resolution they so much deserved. 

“With his help, and his love, I mastered my nightmares.”

In book one secrets were revealed and with that came much understanding but also a lot of complications for these two characters. Now both of their pasts come back to strike hard to remind them that their shared fantasies can no longer alleviate the guilt and shame. So this book deals a lot with healing, acceptance, and trying to stay together but it's not easy. Their scars continue to haunt them, making the fantasies more dangerous than ever. 

“Whatever we are, it’s not “conventional.” We could never walk away from each other in a break like any other couple. Either we will go up in devastating flames, or we’ll be together—always.”

This story had a lot of loose ends and as things start to come together most of those get their resolution. Still, there was one in particular that didn't work out the way I expected and I found that a little disappointing. I think that plus the less surprised I felt in this book overall made me not enjoy it as much as the first one. But regardless, I did find Begging For It to be a true testament to the healing and recovery that abused victims go through. It really made me appreciate and applaud the strength and courage of what might entail to be a survivor. 

“We don’t get all better; we don’t fix everything that’s broken. We just learn how to work around the broken bits. How to do the best we can with what we have, and who we are.”


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ASKING FOR IT SERIES
#1 - Asking For ItAmazon US * Amazon UK  * My Review
#2 - Begging For ItAmazon US * Amazon UK
 

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